Committee Members

Steering Committee

Larry Hall
Deputy Commissioner, Industrial Commission

Lieutenant General Gary McKissock
US Marine Corps, Ret

Major General Rodney Anderson
President and CEO, LDR Consulting

Major General M. Todd Hunt
Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard

Brigadier General JR Gorham
Owner, the Gorham Group, LLC

Mark Edmonds
Chief Operating Officer,
NC Department of Commerce – DWS

David Long
President, Long Beverage

James Banner
Vice President
Pike Corporation

Binu Thomas
Senior Vice President, Global Technology

Ed Paradise
RTP Site Executive, VP of Trustworthy Systems Engineering,
Security & Trust Organization, Cisco Systems

Ron Bogle
National Chair
Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

Paul Friday
Executive Director

Kimberly Williams
Founder & CEO, NC4ME
CHO, City of Jacksonville

Stuart Ruffin
Chief Financial Officer

Leadership Team

Kimberly Williams
CHO, City of Jacksonville

Sean Cox
Director of Operations

Rebecca Sotirkys
Program Manager, NC4ME
N.C. Department of Commerce

Alex Skelton
Outreach Manager and Program Assistant, NC4ME
N.C. Department of Commerce

Alicia Mock
Program Coordinator
Onward to Opportunity

​Eric Burgos
Director, Education & Employment Center
NC National Guard

James Simpson
Manager of Military Talent Acquisition

​​John Herath
General Manager for Talent Acquisition
Barfield Revenue

Victor Glover
Director, Veteran Employment Services
N.C. Department of Commerce

Gabriela Gonzalez
Assistant Director
Veterans Employment Services, NC Department of Commerce

Chris Hall
National Co-Lead VETS ERO

Ed Hamilton
Vice Chair